Photo 51 - IUCr 2023 Photographic Competition

Win a complimentary registration to IUCr 2023!

Melbourne is a mecca for coffee lovers. Curious explorers wander through the city's laneways, stopping at cafes to take a seat on a stool or milk crate under colourful graffiti works by talented street artists. Melbourne celebrates a vibrant artistic culture that blends the historical with the contemporary seamlessly. Home to some of Australia’s most prestigious sporting events including FIFA Women’s World Cup, which happens to be timely scheduled during August 2023.

With this inspiration as the brief, we invite you to take a picture of yourself that best represents coffee, art & culture or sporting events in your hometown. The mandatory inclusion is you must be in the captured image. We encourage you to think a little differently, have fun and be creative.

The winner of each of the three photographic categories will win a complimentary Full Registration to IUCr 2023.
Entries Close: 15 February 2023
Judging and announcement 28 February 2023


Arts & Culture - Judged by the IUCr 2023 Organising Committee

Coffee - Judged by the Melbourne Convention Bureau

Sport - Judged by Australian Sports Representative

People’s choice award.
Judged by the delegates of IUCr 2023 during the Congress and awarded at the Congress in August 2023 will be the People’s Choice Award. The winner of this category will be presented the prize at the IUCr 2023 Congress dinner.

Competition Submission Instructions

Use the Submission Portal below to enter. You will need:

  1. Your photo (no larger than 5mb and .jpg, .png formats only)
  2. Your name and email address
  3. Short caption for your photo
  4. Where the photo was taken

Please refer to the Terms & Conditions below.

Enquiries can be directed to the secretariat via email

Terms & Conditions

  1. You confirm that you are the rightful owner of this photo and give IUCr and its contractors the right to reproduce it
  2. You appear in the photo and confirm that your image is able to be reproduced by IUCr and its contractors
  3. Submission entry is free
  4. You must be registered to attend IUCr 2023 by the early bird closing date
  5. Registered and paid winners will receive a refund of their registration fees
  6. Only one submission can be made per person
  7. Only electronic copies will be accepted